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Collection de l'Art Brut

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Address: avenue Bergieres 11 av, Lausanne 1004, Switzerland
Phone Number: 41 21 315 25 70

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The artwork is creative and diverse but make sure you read each short bios about what the artist endured to produce the work. Many suffered from mental disorders and dealt with... read more

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74 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The artwork is creative and diverse but make sure you read each short bios about what the artist endured to produce the work. Many suffered from mental disorders and dealt with traumas and it is evident in what is produced. You may not come out laughing but you'll come out the better for experiencing this. Hint: It's a fair uphill... More 

Thank Tonyh83
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This art collection comes from people suffering from psychological or withdrawal issues. It is inspired from true life events and feelings and each piece of art is unique. The museum is full of diverse types of art and feelings. A must-see!

Thank Christina V
San Diego, California
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118 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The term Art Brut was coined by the French artist, Jean Dubuffet (1901-1985). He, as well the CoBrA artist of the same time, thought that creativity was a human trait best found in those who were not “trammeled” by conventions and art training. So he looked to children, the insane, and primitive naives to find the well-springs of creativity. He... More 

Thank DAS102
Lausanne, Switzerland
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This collection shows that "Art" doesn't know boundaries. If you go with children, they also will be inspired by the primal approach of the artists, even if some works may not be suitable for small children. The only negative point is, in my view, the very dark interieur.

Thank Philippe W
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

collections are well displayed and the museum is not too small not too big so its very plaisant to visit

Thank Amarante V
Geneva, Switzerland
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28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A simple museum of uncategorized art. The art works are unbelievably emotional and I cannot get enough of going there. I also recommend this place to any of my friends coming to town.

Thank Helpyouchoose
Montreux, Switzerland
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum never ceases to impress me. The stories behind the pieces of art are touching, sad and sometimes shocking. It's shown me that sometimes from the darkest depths may come forth the most amazing works of art. I see this museum as a tribute to the mystery and beauty of the human mind and soul.

Thank 602bestea
Lausanne, Switzerland
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

stunning pieces of art, well documented, big enough to spend a couple of hours if you want to dive yourself into the Art Brut world

Thank VeroSordet
Wurzburg, Germany
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153 reviews
91 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

It is a must see if you are in Lausanne. A wonderful collection of outsider art, excellent presented. Exiting artist with interesting biographies, soothing in a so cold "art-world", where it gets only for prices and commerce. Very interesting objects. My personal highlight of the visit in Lausanne.

Thank ralfkrueger2211
Egremont, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

The principal collection of artwork, some of which is done in maticulous detail impresses, the sad element is discovered, when you learn that a number of the artists suffered from mental health issues, or disabilities that would set them at odds with the norm. So; the collection is well worthy of a visit.

Thank Buster D

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